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Last night I came home to find my 6 year old black lab holding her front left paw up in the air. Thinking there may have been something in her paw I called her to come and she took two steps and fell down. I picked her up and she repeated this process.

So not knowing what was going on and thinking she had a broken leg. I took her to the vet hospital. They did a x-ray and blood work, which came back fine. She thought it might be something neurological. So they got her ready for transport to neurology specialist.

So after the neurologist seen her, she told us that her left side was paralyzed along with having Horner's in her left eye.

She is having an MRI and CT scan as I type this. They think it is either a pinched or slipped disc or a spinal stroke also referred to as FCE. So looks like we are going to have some Physical therapy to get her back up on her feet again.

Does anyone have any experience with this type of problem??

Pleas prey for my buddy so she has a speedy recovery and get her back in the blind with us!!!!!!
 

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Lost my Lab last year...Know what you are going through.

Good luck.
 

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Sorry and good luck sounds like a tuff road ahead..
 

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She will be in our prayers.
Best wishes!!!!!
 

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Well, got some good news. Got a call from the neurologist today. She did not have a stroke at all and the Horner's eye already seem to be a lot better. She does have a crack in one of her discs in her neck. The great news is that it does not require surgery And with daily physical therapy she should make almost a full recovery. Just going to take a few months. Well I was able to go get her tonight.



Here she is soaking up some rays.

Thanks for all the prayers and keep them coming for a speed recovery. I'm sure both of us will need encouragement along the way. I will keep you guys posted on her progress.
 

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I'm going to assume they checked her for Lyme's? Had a beagle pup one time diagnosed with it and she acted very similar. Our Sheppard did also and it was an ear infection.....
Hoping you and your family the best!
 

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It was a rough first night with her home. My wife hand fed her a can of food and gave her some water with a turkey baster. We moved her upstairs to our bedroom to sleep. But she whinned a lot. Its hard to tell what she is whinning from though. Not sure if it is from being stressed as she cant get up, from pain, or from her having to go to the bathroom. She did pee in her bed last night. Lucky we put a pee pad under her. So after that we cleaned her off with a waterless dog bath, that petco suggested. But after we cleaned her up she was pretty good. She is not to bad today. We have had her outside a few times with a sling on around her front shoulders as I keep her back end up. But haven't had a successful bathroom visit yet.

But her spirits are good. She is barking, wagging her tail, giving us paw with her one good leg. We did some therapy with her by bicycling her legs as she was laying but she was getting frustrated with us and was growling a little bit. So we let her alone and will try some therapy again later.
 

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Glad to hear the news . She will be such a good companion for years to come hopefully. Love 'em like family - maybe a bit more than some
Best of luck during the recovery time ......Finn
 

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Ranger,
Prayers coming your way for your buddy, praying for a full an speedy recovery.
Pine Creek/Dave
 
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